Elder W. Rolfe Kerr of the Seventy in a recent talk reported in the Church News (Feb. 11, 2005, p. 5) said that faith in Christ is the best defense against the many temptations of Satan. He emphasized that this faith needs to be “consciously in place” – held in our minds and not forgotten.
If you are consciously thinking of the Savior, you will not allow temptations to overpower you. More importantly, if you have the Savior and your faith in Him firmly in your mind and in your heart, you will not allow yourselves even to get into tempting situations.
In this world where dangerous temptation may be just one click away, and where avoiding temptation often requires active effort, our only hope is to always remember Christ and our covenants to follow Him. May our faith in Him not be dormant, but consciously and firmly in place as we remember Him throughout each day.